BJU will “probably” outsource its cafeteria and concession workload in the near future, University administrators told faculty and staff in a meeting last Friday.
What this means for the school’s pending $6 million Dining Common renovation is not clear. It’s also unclear how this move would be economically feasible, since BJU would have to pay any outside workers at least minimum wage. Current student workers are paid a beginning rate of 80% of minimum wage.
A BJU faculty member has revealed through a secondary source that only BJU staff will be laid off in the impending Dining Common reorganization. According to the source, all BJU Dining Common staff will be laid off this summer, with 30-days notice given beginning June 1st.
A different BJU staff source today told BJU News that all jobs at both the Snack Shop and Dining Common will be outsourced through Aramark. According to this report, Aramark would handle all employment opportunities for students or staff at both those locations. A pay-as-you-go plan for students is rumored to be part of this change, replacing the current pricing which includes all meals for the entire semester as part of room and board.